Vol. 3  No. 4  Fall 2006


PETER AUSTIN lives in Toronto, with his wife, 3 daughters and too many pets,
where he teaches English at Seneca College. In his spare time, he writes poetry
and plays.

JIM BARTON is a story-teller who writes poetry. Some of his work has appeared
in such fine journals as Dana Literary Society, Snowy Egret, Off the Coast,
Louisiana Literature, Mississippi Review and others. He is currently sending out
manuscripts in hopes of publishing his first book. He lives and writes from south

GUY BELLERANTI writes short stories, poetry, humor, puzzles and articles. His
work has appeared in over 100 different publications for both adults and children.
His homepage on the web is: http://www.authorsden.com/guybelleranti.

BRUCE BOSTON has received the Bram Stoker Award, a Pushcart Prize, the
Asimov's Readers' Award, and the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction
Poetry Association. He is the author of forty books and chapbooks, including the
novel Stained Glass Rain and the recent collection Shades Fantastic (Gromagon
Press, 2006). Bruce lives in Ocala, Florida, with his wife, writer-artist Marge
Simon. For more information, please visit his website: http://hometown.aol.

MILLICENT BROWER is an actress, novelist, poet and journalist. After graduating
from Rutgers University, she acted on over one thousand radio and TV shows in
New York City. She is the author of a novel, Ingenue, a book of poetry for
children, I Am Going Nowhere, and two other books. Her poetry and articles have
appeared nationwide in various magazines and newspapers. Currently, she is a
theatre critic for Town & Village, a New York City weekly. She is completing a
book of limericks for children.

CLAUDIA BURBANK has received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council
on the Arts as well as a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her work appears or is
forthcoming in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Borderlands, and New

A public-interest attorney who runs a foundation for environmental and social
justice, ELIZABETH J. COLEMAN has had poetry published in the Phoenicia Times,
and has read from her memoir at KGB Bar. She is the co-author of Commercial
and Consumer Warranties: Drafting, Performing and Litigating (New York:
Matthew Bender & Co., 1987). Elizabeth is also a semi-professional guitarist.

PHILLIP A. ELLIS edits the e-journal Calenture: A Journal of Studies in
Speculative Verse. It's over at http://calenture.fcpages.com/.

LEE EVANS was born in 1950 in Annapolis, Maryland, and has resided in that
state all his life. He has been married for twenty one years, and is employed at
the Maryland State Archives. Besides the writing of poetry, his interests include
the American Transcendentalists, the English Romantics, philosophy and Eastern
Religion. He has had poems published in Romantics Quarterly, Blind Man's
Rainbow, Lucid Moon and on the Poetseers and Ellopos web sites. The Maryland
State Archives has published several of his poems in its monthly newsletter, The
Archivist's Bulldog.

MICHAEL FANTINA has had dozens of poems published over the past two
decades both here in the US and in the UK. His verse has appeared in The Lyric,
Candelabrum, Romantics Quarterly, The Book of Eibon and many others.

JAMES FEICHTHALER is a poet with a love for nature, Celtic Literature and the
Classics, and his work has recently appeared in magazines and journals such as
Romantics Quarterly and the Eclectic Muse. He also recently received honorable
mention in the "World Order of Narrative Poets Contest" for the Coleridge Award.

PENELOPE GALLOGLY, from St. Louis, MO, has been plying the craft of poetry for
several years now with a decided fondness for rhyme and meter. So far, a few of
her works can be found online at poetryrenewal.com under the pen name, Pen

PHILIP HIGSON lectured in history at Chester (England) for almost twenty years,
his speciality being the Renaissance. He has published eight collections of original
poetry, including his prize-winning Sonnets to My Goddess in this Life and the
Next, as well as books of verse translations from Baudelaire, Rollinat and
D'Annunzio, and he was a contributor to the anthologies Making Love: The
Picador Book of Erotic Verse, The Red Candle Treasury, and The Chester Poets
Anthologies. Poems by him have appeared in magazines, including A Bard Hair
Day, Critical Quarterly, Candelabrum Poetry Magazine, The Eclectic Muse,
Lexikon, Mandrake Poetry Review, Metverse Muse, Poet Tree and Rubies In The
Darkness. He was leader and anthologist of The Chester Poets group for twenty
years. He is a member of the Rollinat Society, and since 1992 he has been
President of the Baudelaire Society. He is engaged at present on a prose work,
the history of a family of Lancashire Dissenters, which is a more accessible
version of his doctoral thesis.

While a student at the University of Arizona, STEFFEN HORSTMANN was recipient
of the Brooklyn Poetry Circle's National Student Award. He has been writing
essays and book reviews for the new Canadian journal Contemporary Ghazals.
His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Baltimore Review, Blue Unicorn,
Meridian, Oyez Review, Pebble Lake Review and Texas Poetry Journal.

LELAND JAMIESON (East Hampton, CT) has gathered a number of his published
formal poems under the title Needles in a Pinewood at www.geocities.
com/lelandjamieson. (He is hawking a longer book manuscript by the same
name.) He has recent or forthcoming work in Bellowing Ark, Blue Unicorn, Littoral
and Raintown Review.

OKE MBACHU writes and schools in Chicago, Illinois. His recent poems appear in
Astropoetica, Barbaric Yawp, Caveat Lector, DMQ Review, Red River Review and
others. Two constants in his daily life rhyme: poetry, oxygen. (Close enough.)

M.L. MCCARTHY is a formalist poet who was born in Liverpool. He comes from an
Irish immigrant family. He read Latin at Liverpool, lived by doing various manual
jobs for about ten years, and then became a back-room journalist. He is the
editor of Candelabrum (f. 1970), Britain's longest established formalist fringe
poetry magazine. His interests include English, French, Latin and German
literature, theatre, cinema, classical music, fell-walking and animals' rights.

LEE SLONIMSKY'S poems are recent or forthcoming in Blue Unicorn, The
Classical Outlook, Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Hurricane Review, Iambs &
Trochees, River Oak Review and Sulphur River Literary Review. He is the
manager of a hedge fund, Ocean Partners LP, and also teaches poetry writing at
The Writer's Voice of the West Side Y.

GARLAND STROTHER is a native of Louisiana and a retired public librarian. He
lives in River Ridge, LA, with his wife just outside New Orleans. He's published
poems most recently in Plainsongs, The Lyric, Common Ground Review, Texas
Review, The Christian Science Monitor, and Arkansas Review. He also has a
chapbook titled Picking Rocks (Red Gate Press.)

FRANCINE L. TREVENS has been writing—and selling—poetry for over 50 years.
Most recently her poems have appeared in Futures, Bibliophilos, Dovetail,
Sensations and online at Dana Literary. She is a native New Yorker who suffered
transplantation to “Messy Choose-its” in her childhood and didn't blossom again
until her return to New York. Having developed an appreciation of history, she
can now call her adoptive state Massachusetts, and even like parts of it. But her
nature, temperament and interests are as much a part of NYC as the throb of its
subways. After years as a theatre critic, director, publicist and playwright, she
has “retired” to write poems and stories.

WILLIAM WALDEN worked in the editorial department of The New Yorker for
many years, and left it to free-lance. He has lived all his life in New York City,
except for a 2 1/2-year stint in the Army and a 7-year residence on Long Island,
from both of which he has fully recovered.

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